Tag: existing home sales

Pandemic or Inventory – What is Driving Relative Strength in New Home Sales?

July 16, 2020 by Zelman & Associates

In so many ways, COVID-19 has altered the way one might describe their home – a place to shelter, their office, a school room, a safe haven, and more. With that has come many opinions and surveys about how consumers are thinking about owning versus renting, urban locations versus the suburbs or expensive job centers versus... 
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Filed Under | existing home salesnew home salessurvey

A Fair Premium for New Homes Versus Existing Stock a Complicated Topic

June 14, 2019 by Zelman & Associates

Earlier this week, Redfin, the technology-enabled real estate brokerage, published a study on the valuation premium associated with a garage versus a similar property without one. Across its national analysis, the average premium realized for ...

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Filed Under | affordabilityexisting home salesnew home sales

Where are the iBuyers Heading Next?

April 19, 2019 by Zelman & Associates

In recent years, iBuyers have gained notable attention and become a widespread topic of debate. Effectively the new-age version of “We Buy Ugly Houses”, which has been around since 1989, iBuyers charge sellers 7-10% of their home value in exchange ...

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Filed Under | existing home salesinstitutional investorsreal estate services

What Percentage of First-Time Buyers Will Never Leave? Higher Than You Think

February 09, 2018 by Zelman & Associates

In 2017, we estimate that there were approximately 6.4 million home closings, inclusive of existing home transactions and new construction. We further estimate that 79% of these homes were purchased by owner-occupants, as opposed to investment ...

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Filed Under | demographicsentry-levelexisting home sales

Could Tight For-Sale Inventory Depress Consumer Enthusiasm Shortly?

August 25, 2017 by Zelman & Associates

Yesterday, the National Association of Realtors released its estimate for July existing home closings. Adjusted for seasonality, transactions were up 2% year over year, leaving the trailing three-month average increase at a similar 2% level ...

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Filed Under | existing home salesmacro housing

House “Flipping” Hints at Redevelopment of Stale Existing Home Inventory

June 16, 2017 by Zelman & Associates

Last week, ATTOM Data Solutions released its quarterly Home Flipping Report, meant to quantify homes that were purchased and sold within a 12-month period in an arms-length transaction. Historically, we believe that house flipping has carried ...

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Filed Under | existing home saleshome improvementmacro housing

As Boomers Age in Place, Less Inventory Available For Sale

February 24, 2017 by Zelman & Associates

In 2016, existing home sales increased 4%, which is consistent with the long-term median increase, despite a strong employment backdrop, accelerating household formations and elevated consumer confidence toward housing. Unfortunately, the market ...

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Filed Under | baby boomersdemographicsexisting home sales

Ends of Income Spectrum Shaping Current Story of Existing Home Sales

September 23, 2016 by Zelman & Associates

Each month as part of our private homebuilder survey, we ask our contacts to rate new home demand by price point on a 0-100 scale. In August, the entry-level segment was rated at 67.3, representing the strongest of the five price points for ...

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Filed Under | existing home salessurvey

What to Make of Strong New Home Sales and Weak Existing Home Sales?

August 26, 2016 by Zelman & Associates

For many looking from afar, the release of new and existing home sales in July was likely a bit puzzling. Seasonally-adjusted new home sales, according to the Census Bureau, posted a recovery high and were up 31% year over year. Meanwhile, ...

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